Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with 22 locations dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.
Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family centered environment, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has been a leader in pediatric orthopedic care since 1922. In fact, they have the largest full-time staff of pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the United States.
Shriners Hospitals for Children locations specializing in burns have been leaders in pediatric burn care since opening in the 1960s. Patients receive treatment for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support.
Spinal Cord Injuries
In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened the nation’s first spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers specifically designed for kids. Here, patients find a complete range of services needed in order to recover to the fullest extent possible.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and palate was added to the health care system’s treatment disciplines in 2005. Available multidisciplinary services include surgery, orthodontics, and hearing, speech and psychological therapies.
Net proceeds from the World Amateur Soccer Cup will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.